Founded in 1999, Escuela de Guadalupe is a nationally recognized primary school offering an innovative, quality, and Catholic dual-language education to a diverse community of learners. Students develop academic bi-literacy through a culturally rich, values-based, and faith-formative curriculum.
At the heart of a unique and innovative program is the belief in rigorous, asset-based education. Continuing to grow at an impressive rate, Escuela’s pre-K-8 enrollment for the fall of 2018 is 214 students. Aiming to provide dignity to all of its students, Escuela treats each student’s language, culture, and faith as gifts, while holding themselves accountable for the students’ long-term success.
Escuela de Guadalupe is currently seeking a passionate and dynamic professional to lead all aspects of the school’s operations. For the right civic and career-minded candidate, this is a truly engaging and challenging opportunity to lead the next phase of an organization that continues to redefine the path toward academic excellence for today’s youth. This individual will be tasked with not only demonstrating a commitment and passion for the mission of Escuela de Guadalupe, but also providing the necessary leadership to sustain and nurture religious orientation, academic excellence, and the operational stability and vitality of the school.
Scope and responsibilities:
Together with the school’s administration and leadership team, the President will work to assure that Escuela remains true to the mission, goals, and core values set forth by the Board of Trustees. In doing so, the President will be expected to: provide visible, superior academic and operational leadership; recruit, develop, retain, and supervise administrative talent that embody Escuela’s day-to-day goals and overarching mission; confidently manage the school’s finances and involvement in corresponding fundraising efforts; be the school’s lead spokesperson and advocate in the community; and work directly with the Board of Trustees to continually strengthen the school’s capacity to meet the needs of Escuela’s families.
Collaborates with the Principal and members of the Administrative Team in maintaining a learning environment, faculty, and educational opportunities that are in the best interest of the students;
Understands, communicates, and implements the fundamental values and beliefs of the school’s mission and provides opportunities for the spiritual development of students, faculty, and staff;
Represents and communicates the mission, history, program, and philosophy of the school to its various stakeholder groups - including donors, partners, families, and community leaders and organizations;
Oversees key relationships for Escuela de Guadalupe; including the NativityMiguel national coalition of schools; Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS); significant Jesuit apostolates in the Denver region, especially Arrupe Jesuit High School, Regis University, and Regis Jesuit High School; the Loretto Community and St. Mary’s Academy; Presentation of Our Lady parish community and pastor; Office of Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Denver;
Serve as public spokesperson; Develops and oversees fundraising, marketing and communications plans; coordinates strategic and financial planning to ensure the long-term financial sustainability of the school; serves as primary contact with key donor prospects; engages trustees, volunteers and staff to participate in fundraising activities;
Oversees budget process and cash flow; ensures that the Schools’ internal accounting system is appropriately managed; in cooperation with the Principal, develops and implements faculty/staff salary plans and benefit packages; oversees scholarship process, endowments, financial reserves, tuition schedules/collection, debt collections, accounts receivable and payable, debt payments and banking relationships;
Oversees facility management/repairs/renovations, equipment maintenance, safety/security plans and equipment, and facility/technology planning;
Ensures that the school complies with all applicable state, federal, and local regulations; Oversees risk management and appropriate insurance coverages;
Works with the Chair of the Board of Trustees to plan Board meetings, serves as ex officio, non-voting member of the Board and all of its committees;
Hires, develops, and oversees the School’s administrative staff, including the Principal, development and communications officers, financial manager and other staff as needed.
Strategic vision and opportunities for Escuela de Guadalupe:
The school has become a recognized national leader in offering educational excellence for children in a dual language model whose outcomes include proficiency of its graduates in all subject areas in both Spanish and English. With the 2015 move to a larger school facility, Escuela added a Pre-Kindergarten program in Fall of 2016 and an 8th grade class in Fall of 2018, which enables it to further strengthen the academic performance of its children in the dual language model.
Escuela will continue to be a pioneer for a new model of independent, Catholic education that serves a local parish community as well as the wider Denver metro area, with leadership of its core staff and Board of Trustees and through strong relationships with Presentation parish, Jesuit and Loretto apostolates in the region, the Nativity Miguel national coalition of schools, and the Office of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Denver.
Escuela de Guadalupe will offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with demonstrated relevant professional experience.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and any other supporting documentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by the close of business on Monday November 26, 2018.